Malware Crush Trojan on the prowl

@nixxi76 (3192)
Canada
April 18, 2008 11:18pm CST
Malware Crush Trojan virus is on the prowl! I had to do a system recovery last night and I lost everything such as pictures, files and programs I had on my computer. Although now my computer is like brand new when I first purchased it, I feel like I lost a lot. The first thing I noticed was myself telling my hubby that we needed a new keyboard, because when I was typing, a lot of the letters would not catch and I had a lot of errors but that was part of Malware Crush. According to the yahoo questions search engine, there were a couple of members having a discussion there and they mentioned that they had received Malware Crush from either an attachment from an email, or some download from the internet. Malware Crush is created by the Russian Hackers. What happens is about two days after they infect your computer with Malware Crush, you will notice a lot of advertised pop ups that will interupt the webpage you're looking at. Most of these pop ups will be telling you that your computer is infected with spyware and that you need to download and buy their antivirus software to remove all of it. Once you download and pay for the product, they have your credit card number and get into all sorts of your bank information, paypal and pretty much anywhere you would store your financial information on. It's pretty sad! When technical support was helping me on the phone, they were saying that they've been dealing with a lot of Malware issues lately (because I guess it's the latest hacker's fad) and that in one case this lady's computer got so infected that her whole computer froze up except for this advertisement for their antivirus software! As for removing Malware Crush, good luck because it is so difficult to remove! The technician that I spoke to on the phone helped me do a system restore at first and pretty much rewind my computer's date back to about a week ago before we would do a restore but Malware Crush was way far enough in my computer so it was impossible to rid. The only other two options I had left were to either pay $60.00 for HP Compaq to go through my computer and remove all viruses or do a system recovery, and so I chose the recovery. I really didn't want to lose my pictures and told the technicians that I wanted to burn them to a disk but she said there's a chance that the virus may still be on the disk and Malware would linger so if I went to install my pictures onto my computer from this cd I would have had the virus once again. I remembered that I posted almost all of my pictures onto facebook so I asked them if I would lose them if I did that, and they said no! I told them well if that's the case then lets do the recovery now!!!!!! The first thing they asked me to do after telling them about Malware is for me to go to my start menu and do a search for Malware Crush. Have you ever had or heard of Malware Crush?
2 responses
• United States
19 Apr 08
First let me assure you, that unless you got the virus from an infected picture, your pictures were safe to back up, as were all of your documents. The malware itself hides in exe files or in system files hoping you do not find it. i do virus malware cleanups for a living and yes some are quite stubborn and hard to get rid of if left for a period of time. The reason that system restore does not work is because the virus manipulates itself into your system restore volumes. You can 9 times out of 10 get them cleaned up and save your data. 60.00 was cheap actually for a back up cleanup. I guess it all depends on how important your data is to you.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 08
Couldn't agree with you more. But they had to say what they said for their own safety just in case anything goes wrong after backup or backfire.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
Hello angelwhispers, I sure wished I had you to talk to when I found out what it was I had in my computer! I did get some pretty good help though, and now I'm Malware free. Thanks for the information about it and it's great to know everything I can. thanks for your information
• United States
19 Apr 08
I haven't heard of this one yet! Yikes! I have way too much stuff on my computer! Oh boy...
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
21 Apr 08
Hi quilt, yeah this was a nasty virus I got, and I couldn't even tell you where it came from? I would suggest you back up your stuff onto a cd and that's if you don't have the virus of course.